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Elevate Your Writing with Show & Tell Techniques

Elevate Your Writing with Show & Tell Techniques

Update: 2023-06-01
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Are you tired of feeling like your writing is falling flat? Have you been told to show, don't tell without ever really understanding what that means or how to do it effectively? If so, you're not alone.  Do you want to take your writing to the next level with a perfect balance of showing and telling? Look no further! Marie Beswick-Arthur and Amie McCracken have the solution to enhance your storytelling with a harmonious blend of descriptive details and narrative clarity. Get ready to master the art of immersive and captivating writing.

Boni Wagner-Stafford, host of the Ingenium Books podcast, welcomes expert guests Marie Beswick-Arthur and Amie McCracken to discuss the elusive art of balancing show and tell in writing. Both Marie and Amie are accomplished writers and editors, each bringing their unique perspectives and insights on the importance of creating engaging, powerful narratives. Marie's expertise lies in crafting rich, multi-layered dialogue that serves as a workhorse for advancing the plot, while Amie focuses on the intricacies of character development and the use of strong, active language. Together, these two literary professionals offer invaluable guidance to aspiring writers seeking to:

  • Comprehend the essential balance between show and tell for dynamic writing. 
  • Learn how effective dialogue can convey complex layers of information. 
  • Bypass repetitive writing and respect your reader's intelligence. 
  • Grasp impactful pacing techniques to accentuate emotions and events. 
  • Obtain insightful resources and advice for refining show vs tell writing skills. 

"One line of dialogue can talk about setting, can introduce a mood, advance a plot, and show you the character."

The resources mentioned in this episode are:

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